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Whitley and Pugh honored by TSCA

Star Staff Reports The Tennessee Softball Coaches’ Association announced its All-State team featuring a pair of area players. Tipton-Rosemark Academy’s Rachel Whitley and Munford’s Makayla Pugh were named to the West All-State Team. Pugh was a power-hitting infielder for the Lady Cougars this past season. She is heading to Southwest Tennessee. Whitley helped guide the […]

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Saddle Up: Professional Rodeo Returns to USA Stadium Arena in Millington

Star Staff Reports Professional rodeo is making a comeback at the USA Stadium Arena on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. with one big performance co-sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association and the Southern Professional Rodeo Association. Rodeo events will include bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, bull riding and barrel racing. […]

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Power in Onyx: Brighton graduate becomes trailblazer and Millsaps Track signee

By Thomas Sellers Jr. When Onyx Magno steps foot onto the Millsaps College campus this fall, she will be representing her parents Maria Magno and Edward Baumann, Brighton High School, Lady Cardinal Basketball and Brighton Track. The Brighton graduate will also carry the legacy of Elijah Damon Alexander. Magno joined the AAU track program based […]

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Mario Reed Awards goes to Coach O’Neill

Star Staff Reports The Memphis Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame presents the annual Mario Reed Courage Award. T he award is named in honor of former Millington Central High School football player Mario Reed who was paralyzed in a football game in 1997. Southern Security Federal Credit Union sponsors […]

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Wick Goes Out: Veteran Skipper makes tough decision to leave Brighton Baseball

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Since coming to Brighton High School four years ago, Michael Wickersham has guided his team to play in a District 13-3A championship game, a Region Semifinal elimination game and several rivalry showdowns. But June 7 was the most nervous moment for the man known as Coach Wick walking onto the Brighton […]

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2018 Best in Food: Food helps during life’s biggest changes

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Last summer was about 90 days that changed my life forever. Throughout June, the staff of The Millington Star packed up our office in preparation to move to Bartlett for our day-to-day operation. Since the move, several residents of Millington and South Tipton county have found their way to 2850 Stage […]

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2017-18 Athlete of the Year Finalists

The Millington Star is announcing the six finalists for Male and Female Athlete of the Year. The finalist must be a part of the junior or senior class competing in more than one TSSAA sport during the 2017-18 school calendar. The winners of the awards will be announced in July. Female Finalists Hannah Clifton (Millington) […]

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The Genuine Article: Recounting the top 10 moments from 2017-18 TSSAA Sports year

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Best Sellers’ List originally started 14 years ago as a way to recap some of the top highlights of the TSSAA sports year. The tradition continues in 2018 with 10 moments that capture some historic highs of the 2017-18 sports calendar. Once again student/athletes from Millington Central High School, Brighton […]

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Garcia Jr. Scores First Ever NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Win at Memphis 150, presented by AutoZone

Star Staff Reports Ruben Garcia Jr. used late race strategy to score his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win, Saturday in the Memphis 150, presented by AutoZone, at Memphis International Raceway in Millington. Garcia, the driver of the No. 6 Max Siegel Inc. Toyota, was the 2015 NASCAR Peak Mexico Series champion, and is […]

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Get Carter, Twice: TRA double All-Star signs to Hendrix Basketball and Football

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Many high school student/athletes have to face the life-changing decision of where to attend college. In the case of Tipton-Rosemark Academy’s Carter Weakley, he had the additional pressure of picking between football and basketball. Then Hendrix College, out of Conway, Ark., popped into the recruiting picture. Warriors Head Football Coach Justin […]

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